forewent


verb

simple past tense of forego2.

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Definition for forewent (2 of 4)

forewent
[ fawr-went, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈwɛnt, foʊr- /

verb

simple past tense of forego1.

Definition for forewent (3 of 4)

forego1
[ fawr-goh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr- /

verb (used with or without object), fore·went, fore·gone, fore·go·ing.

to go before; precede.

Origin of forego

1
before 900; Middle English forgon, forgan, Old English foregān. See fore-, go1

OTHER WORDS FROM forego

fore·go·er, noun

Definition for forewent (4 of 4)

forego2
[ fawr-goh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈgoʊ, foʊr- /

verb (used with object), fore·went, fore·gone, fore·go·ing.

OTHER WORDS FROM forego

fore·go·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for forewent (1 of 3)

forewent
/ (fɔːˈwɛnt) /

verb

the past tense of forego 1

British Dictionary definitions for forewent (2 of 3)

forego1
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /

verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone

to precede in time, place, etc

Derived forms of forego

foregoer, noun

Word Origin for forego

Old English foregān

British Dictionary definitions for forewent (3 of 3)

forego2
/ (fɔːˈɡəʊ) /

verb -goes, -going, -went or -gone

(tr) a variant spelling of forgo

Derived forms of forego

foregoer, noun
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